Chose Your Own Dates* or Join our planned trips!
Round 1: 17 - 29 July 2020 Round 2: 04 - 16 August 2020
*If you are teacher with a group and would like to travel on different dates, contact us!
The Silk Road
|Hotel||Wake up in Shanghai and fly to Urumichi to start exploring that Silk Road!||Lunch||You will start the amazing Silk Road adventure with an orientation session where all the international delegates and Chinese delegates can get to know each other for the first time! The team leader will also go through the agenda and explain your team task.||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 3||Urumchi||Hotel||Visit the Kazak ethnic village and enjoy a traditional fresh lamb feast in Kazak nomad families! You can go hike, see a waterfall, interview the villagers,witness the Muslim lamb slaughtering ritual live, collect materials for your team documentary and further immerse yourself in this unique culture.||Kazak Ethnic Village ( Lamb barbecue,salty milktea)||Driving south-eastwards, on the journey to Turpan, we will pass by the world's largest wind power station where you can get an insight into China's green power ambitions. Visit Uygur family in Turpan, Talk to rural family and conduct interviews for documentary.||Have an authenitc dinner with Turpan Folk dance show.||Hotel|
|Day 4||Turpan||Hotel||This day will be begin by visiting the Sugong Pagoda which is an eye-catching Islamic pagoda built 200 years ago. You will also have the opportuity to interact with local Muslims and get an insight into Islam within China.||Xinjiang Food||Ruins of Ancient City of Jiaohe. On this day, view the ruins of Ancient City of Jiaohe. Jiaohe City was a major destination on the Silk Road Trade route until destroyed by Ghenghis Khan in the 13th century. Here you have the chance to see the relics of this city and imagine its former glory.||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 5||Turpan||Hotel||Karez Base in Turpan. The total length of Karez is approximately 5000 kilometres. It’s the wisdom from ancestors from thousands years ago. The secret oasis found in that extreme dry climate is just like the blood vessels in a human body. It irrigates the vast tract of land and fosters the area.||Lunch||Head to the railway station to go to Dunhuang. Check in Dunhuang||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 6||Dunhuang||Hotel||Dunhuang Mogao Caves - the greatest Buddhist Caves in the desert with thousands of Buddha statues and precious paintings for students to marvel at.||Lunch||Hang around the city to experience the Dunhuang style! Then drive into the desert where a true camping adventure is awaiting you. As well as riding camels, you will also be able to surf on those dunes!||Dinner||Camping at night|
|Day 7||Dunhuang||Next to Desert||A pre dawn start is essential on this morning if we want to experience the special views. Then we head to the Dunhuang Museum to know more about this ancient city.||Lunch||Head to railway station to go to Qinghai.Check in Xining.||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 8||Xining||Hotel||Visit the museum of Tibetan Medicine to understand this mysterious branch of traditional Chinese medicine. Then we head to the Tibetan area of Tongren.||Tongren ( lunch next to river)||We will visit a Tibetan family to learn about their daily life, then prepare for camping where we will be able to witness the sunset in the grassland.||Tibetan food||Camping at night|
|Day 9||Tongren||Special Breakfast||Bask in the morning sunrise in the grasslands then hike in the village while exploring the diverse culture of the people living there– the higher you go the better the view!||Lunch||Visit a Tibetan Buddhist temple, religion plays a significant role in this region. Then visit a Tibetan painter. Learn about the intricate process of a Regong Art-Tangka painting. Get to understand and appreciate the arts and its significate for the people of this area.||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 10||Xining||Hotel||Visit the village and interview Tibetan family to get to know their daily life and grasp a view of their special structure of their house.||Lunch||We head to the railway station for our next stop: Xian!||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 11||Xian||Hotel||Cycle on the ancient city wall of Xian and feel rewarded with the scenic views of the ancient city.||Buffet||Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Street.Visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, feel the pace of Xi'an and understand Buddhism's prosperity during the Tang Dynasty.||Dinner||Hotel|
|Day 12||Xian||Hotel||Visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors and the 8,000 terra cotta soldiers deigned to protect the first Emperor of China in his after life. This visit also serves as a great opportunity for you to collect materials for your documentary!||Xian noodles||Finish making your documentary with your teammates and prepare your group presentation.||Enjoy the traditional Hotpot, maybe try something you never had before?||Hotel|
|Day 13||Xian||Hotel||On this morning we hold the closing & award ceremony of this trip.We also take a moment to look at the amazing trip we had together!||Lunch||Head to railway station to go to Shanghai.||Dinner on train||Hotel|
makes Western China so unique.
18 800 RMB/person
(Approx 2650 USD/ 2430 EUR/ 2085 GBP)
(Price excludes internal Shanghai - Urumiqi flight, but we can book it for you.)
School Deal! For every 7 students, 1 teacher goes for free.
Practically everything! (Except your international flight tickets)
Combine this trip with any of our Humanities & Leadership opportunities below:
1. World Youth Economic Forum, 30th July - 3rd August 2020
A forum where students find solutions to today's international complex economic and commercial challenges.
2. Massachussets Institute of Technology MUN Conference China (MITMUNC), August 2020
The one and only MIT led Model UN conference in China.
3. ASDAN Maths Tournament (US Style), August 2020
An American style maths competition with experienced problem writers from Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley and Princeton University.